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Introduction

John Field

in Social capital and lifelong learning

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346551
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter begins by defining the term ‘learning society’. It then differentiates the concept of learning from education. Next, the chapter argues that people's social relationships play an important role in their capacity for learning. It also explores the possibility that social relationships can influence the lifelong and lifewide learning undertaken by adults. After this, the chapter examines the concept of social capital and its concern with power.

Keywords: learning society; education; learning; social relationships; social capital; power

Chapter.  3523 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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